Obama took two seconds to do what he should have done years ago: produce a certified copy of his original birth certificate. Why is this such an affront? It is only an affront to those who think it is “racist” and mean to ask tough questions of the man with the most powerful gig on earth. Well, buck up Obama and friends. That’s how it goes. Was it mean when Bush’s National Guard Records or Dick Cheney’s 20 year old DUIs were dug up? No, that’s just life.
Obama cruised through an election in 2008 with minimal inquiry into his sordid past, i.e., hanging out with terrorists, community organizing, a nutty racist church, minimal credentials, no record of achievement and scholarship. The “Birther” mythology fits into deeply rooted and perfectly reasonable concerns that this guy, who seems so dead set on weakening America, is an alien in spirit, if not in fact. It’s analogous to the Black Helicopter mythology around Clinton or the 9/11 Trutherism that dogged Bush: looney, but revealing of deep seated anxieties. Good for Donald Trump, strange as he is, for asking questions in a persistent way that need to be asked. In doing so, he exposed Obama as a liar, as he said all along he’d released these documents, and then this, the rela document, comes along.
The next stop is this guy’s dubious academic credentials. While it’s clear Obama is not a total moron, he is not nearly as smart as his degrees suggest. Obama’s mediocre unscripted speaking and turgid, uninspired writing suggests he’s a lightweight. And, lest we forget, so does his haphazard and incoherent leadership as President!!! While his record is what matters most in the next election, the media’s duplicity and professional negligence in his first election matters too, if, for no other reason, than perhaps this will get them looking at Obama and his confused decisionmaking a little more closely if for no other reason than to prevent the Donald Trumps and Glenn Becks of the world from getting a scoop.